Wednesday, December 21, 2011


One thing I really wanted to bring back into my life this year was reading. Not that I wasn't reading before, but I wanted to read more than just the monthly book club book - read more for pleasure and for myself. It was another way to carve out some ever-important "me time". I love goodreads - it's a site where I can rate the books I read, get recommendations for other books, and also link up with friends to see what they're reading or recommending. On that site I participated in their 2011 reading challenge, where I set the goal to read 36 books throughout the year. Seemed lofty, as I was lucky to get just the one book for book club read each month, but it was something I wanted to do. Today it's official:



      2011 Reading Challenge

          2011 Reading Challenge


        Nikki has    
            completed her goal of reading 36 books in 2011!





        36 of 36 (100%)

          view books



I didn't read much the past couple months, but I figured that would be the case with the holidays. I was glad I read a lot over the summer! I'm happy to have completed this goal I set for myself. Now to look forward to the books in 2012... :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's Beginning to Feel a lot Like....

CHRISTMAS!!! Family members have been asking for gift ideas, so I'm updating our lists on the right. I might not update the blog that often, but here's the one time of year it will be, HA! :) I'm really going to try and post more on here, but sometimes Facebook and Twitter are so much easier to just get a little blurb out instead of an entire blog post. :)

Please forward any Christmas gift ideas to me as well - I need all the help I can get to make my shopping easier!